Recently, I published an article about a celebrity travel blogger who said he will thread his business or first class seat to anyone that spots him anywhere at the airport. Just as we promised to be updating you on the seat upgrade challenge, we are glad to inform you that the chase is still on.
— Gilbert Ott | GSTP ✈️🌴🌏 (@godsavethepoint) July 22, 2017
According to Gilbert, British Airways gave him an exceptional 10 upgrades to give out to anyone that found him, on each of his flights from New York to London. But unfortunately, no one found him so he decided to get it out to people that looked like nice, tired, sad, or excited including a family of four on a honeymoon tour.
It all got crazy on his way from London to New York after British Airways told passengers to look out for a strange man who is ready to thread his seat.
— Gilbert Ott | GSTP ✈️🌴🌏 (@godsavethepoint) July 23, 2017
“My twitter feed started exploding with “where are you?”, “we’re trying to find you”. Minutes later- there was a group of people literally running through the terminal, in the chase. “It’s you, it’s you- are we too late?” The chase was on, and when all was said and done, ten people found me in the airport and got upgraded to Club World business class. There were a buzz, a rush and just a great feeling all around.” – He said
A blogger at MillesFromBlighty also found him at the airport and he narrated his experience. He said
“About ten days ago I was flying from JFK to London Heathrow. Having spent a pleasant few hours in the Concorde Room I went to the gate ready for boarding. I quickly noticed someone who I thought I recognised – celebrity, journalist, and no wait – blogger.
Could it be him?
Well, after a couple of minutes, I noticed him approach someone, wrangle their boarding card from them and then pass to a member of BA staff. A second later a new boarding card appeared and a smile of delight crossed the face of the passenger. It was him!
‘It is you, isn’t it’, I approached him. ‘Yes, it is!’. I introduced myself as MilesFromBlighty and we had a short chat.”
So Don’t Forget, This Contest Runs All Year, And I’ve GOT LOTS OF FLIGHTS COMING UP, So It Really Could Be you…